Help Save Elephants in India

by Wildlife Trust of India
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Project Report | Apr 19, 2022
Tackling Human-Elephant Conflict in Sathyamangalam

By Monica Verma | Project Leader

Greetings from Wildlife Trust of India!

Hope you are doing great.

We are back with the updates on our project ‘Help Save Elephants in India’, which you so generously chose to donate for.

Thank you so much for your kind donation and for believing in our work. It is through your support that we are able to work towards our vision of a secure natural heritage of India.

Located in the Western Ghats, Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is a significant wildlife corridor within the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It forms is a critical link connecting five protected areas - the Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Sigur Plateau, Mudumalai National Park, Bandipur National Park and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. The connectivity ensures movement of animals across Protected Areas and thus allows the transfer of genetic material between populations located in Eastern and Western Ghats.

Around 65% of the area is under forest cover and a significant proportion comprises mixed shrub lands and grasslands supporting a large number of herbivore ungulates. The reserve hosts a variety of species such as tigers, Asian elephants, gaurs, leopards, sloth bears and birds. As per a 2017 survey conducted by the Forest Department, the reserve is home to 772 elephants.

Along with the thriving elephant and other wildlife population, the landscape is interspersed with human habitations. Sadly, the close proximity of humans and wildlife, particularly elephants, results in frequent confrontations and conflicts, majorly due to crop-raiding behaviour of the elephants.

To tackle the rising human-elephant conflict situations, the forest department has engaged anti-depredation watchers in particular in addition to the regular forest field staff.

The department requested support to equip the anti-depredation watchers with high power torch lights which will be useful to effectively handle conflict situations, more likely to occur at night. With your support, 30 torchlights were provided through a Rapid Action Project to the Department staff.

Thank you once again for your support. We will soon be back with more updates on the work we do to protect elephant population in India. Till then, take care!

 

Warm regards,

Team WTI

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Wildlife Trust of India

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh - India
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Project Leader:
Monica Verma
Noida , Uttar Pradesh India
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